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SubjectParaglider Paratech P7-26 DHV GS-01-0578-98, Paratech P70 M DHV GS-01-0715-99, Paratech P70 L DHV GS-01-0806-00
During an acro maneuver with a P70 several lines broke. The pilot had to activate his emergency chute for a safe landing and reached the ground without any injuries. In the following investigation several lines with insufficient tear strenght were found on this specific paraglider. No problems, concerning tear strenght, were encountered on all other inspected paragliders of this type.

The company PARATECH AG therefore takes following precautionary measures:

An extraordinary inspection of the according lines has to be performed. Before this inspection is done, the above mentioned paragliders are grounded!

Pilots owning one of the mentioned paragliders are to contact following companies for this inspection:

PARATECH Service, Tel. +41 (0)71 7873031,
Flugsportservice Sky Club Austria, Tel. +43 (0)3685 22333,
Aerosport, Tel. +49 (0)8034 1034,

Schwende, 30 Oct. 2002

Uwe Bernholz, Migg Lenz
Construction, General Manager

Hans Bausewein
General Manager
Aerosport International GmbH